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    Re: Obama: "US should take military action against Syria", seeks Congressional Apporv

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That's the War Powers Act. I believe that Obama has never heard of that, or least not before he was elected to his first term.

    I can hear him now, "The War Powers Act? What's that?"
    The War Powers act permits the President to take military action. He said so himself in his speech today. It does not, however, mandate that he takes military action without Congressional approval. I think its a great idea to get the issue debated in Congress and then let's see a vote.
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    Re: Obama: "US should take military action against Syria", seeks Congressional Apporv

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Wrong. Fear is not the intention, but to influence the cost/benefit ratio.
    Uh, yeah, fear, i.e. intimidation, is the intention...lol!!! For the costs to outweigh the benefits, one has to first be concerned--worried--about what those costs may be. Waging war is about the, "will to wage war". Fear will break down that will. The old saying, "where there's a will, there's a way", rings true in warfare more than any other scenario. If a person's will to wage war is strong enough, he will be willing to pay any price--accept any cost.
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    Re: Obama: "US should take military action against Syria", seeks Congressional Apporv

    Quote Originally Posted by Coin View Post
    What are the chances that Obama can get the Congressional Approval ?? (just an estimation)
    100%..

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    Re: Obama: "US should take military action against Syria", seeks Congressional Apporv

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    The War Powers act permits the President to take military action. He said so himself in his speech today. It does not, however, mandate that he takes military action without Congressional approval. I think its a great idea to get the issue debated in Congress and then let's see a vote.
    You need to read the text of the act, before carrying so much water for The Messiah.

    The War Powers Resolution requires the President to notify Congress within 48 hours of committing armed forces to military action and forbids armed forces from remaining for more than 60 days, with a further 30 day withdrawal period, without an authorization of the use of military force or a declaration of war.

    War Powers Resolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Now, The Messiah said that the president DOES NOT have the authority to use military force without congressional approval. Now, the only question that remains: is he a liar, a fraud, a hypocrite, or just an idiot?
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    Re: Obama: "US should take military action against Syria", seeks Congressional Apporv

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Obama said that the president DOES NOT have the authority to unilaterally launch an attack. Biden says it's an impeachable offense.
    Son of a gun! Congress is to be the culprit again if BHO doesn't get to do what he wants to do? Whodathunk? And what's with Biden's comment? Following the law suddenly seems to be a very serious matter!

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    Re: Obama: "US should take military action against Syria", seeks Congressional Apporv

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Son of a gun! Congress is to be the culprit again if BHO doesn't get to do what he wants to do? Whodathunk? And what's with Biden's comment? Following the law suddenly seems to be a very serious matter!
    I think it all boils down to the fact that he doesn't want to have anything to do with Syria, other than seeing intel about the civil war, when he glances at his daily intelligence, briefing, one or two days a week.

    He let his narssissm get the best of him with his red line comment. He believed too much of his own press and thought everyone respected and adored him as much as the American media does.
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    Re: Obama: "US should take military action against Syria", seeks Congressional Apporv

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappo View Post
    I suspect you hate Obama because you are pro GOP and hate anyone who is part of the DNC. That having been said, I think Obama is doing a great job, much prefer him to McSame & Juggs or to Romney & Lyin' Ryan. Kerry is a solid Secretary of State, as was Clinton. I'm not in love with Biden the liar; but that's a story for another day. I could care less what the world thinks of USA as long as they aren't trying to attack her or her citizens. And if they hate us so much they should tell us to pull our troops out of NATO and stop accepting our free money, free arms, or even our commerce. That would be fine and dandy. Until then; the world is a bunch of butt kissing hypocrites that suck off the teet of the US Taxpayers and US Workforce.
    Naw. I just hate what he has done and is doing to our country. And unfortunately what the rest of the world thinks of us becomes very important when our President has made us the laughing stock of the world. It creates a slew of additional problems.
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    Re: Obama: "US should take military action against Syria", seeks Congressional Apporv

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    I think he is making a mistake. The embarrassment from a Congressional
    defeat could be extraordinary. There is ample precedent in history for a limited military intervention without Congressional authorization going all the way back to Jefferson. If he thought it was necessary (and I agree that it is) he should have taken quick and decisive action.

    It' s a mistake either way, and this whole Syrian " red line " issue shows why its important to elect a real leader.

    Not someone who bases their opinion and actions on political popularity.

    This is amatuer hour for our Nation.

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    Re: Obama: "US should take military action against Syria", seeks Congressional Apporv

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappo View Post
    I'm kind of blown away about us backing Al Qaeda too.
    Well now.

    LOL. And you claim I hate Obama because he is not GOP. LOL.
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    Re: Obama: "US should take military action against Syria", seeks Congressional Apporv

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    Obama: US should take military action against Syria - CNN.com



    Obama is now seeking Congressional approval for strikes against Syria.

    Thoughts? Comments? Another date, my love?
    Why didn't President Obama seek congressional approval for his Libyan operations. Libya involved a whole lot more than a little Sryian attack will. It is stuff like this that leaves me scratching my head.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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